ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, December 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Gazpromneft-Aero has concluded a long-term agreement for two years with airBaltic, the Latvian national airline, for refueling new scheduled flights from Riga to Moscow (Vnukovo International Airport). Flights on the route commenced in November 2014 at a rate of five times a week and are serviced by Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. The new agreement has allowed Gazpromneft-Aero to double the total refueling of airBaltic aircrafts at the Moscow Air Hub (MAH) since November to 3,000 tons of aviation fuel per year.
This is the second agreement concluded between Gazpromneft-Aero and airBaltic concerning refueling at MAH. In accordance with the current agreement, the company shall refuel the airline's aircraft at Sheremetyevo International Airport until 2016.
The companies are also expanding their cooperation abroad. In 2015 Gazpromneft-Aero will continue refueling the Latvian airline at the El Prat (Barcelona) and Charles de Gaulle (Paris) International Airports.
Gazpromneft-Aero plans to continue expanding its cooperation with airBaltic in the long-term. The airline is currently developing a network of connecting flights via Riga in over 60 airports in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, the CIS and the Middle East.
"We highly appreciate our partnership with airBaltic and are eager to expand it in airports, both in Russia and worldwide. The new long-term contract that has been signed for refueling at the Vnukovo International Airport attests to the recognition of our service quality by international partners. Gazpromneftneft-Aero offers airlines a guarantee of reliable and high-quality service, refueling performed on time, as well as compliance with the formula pricing principles, which apply at all airports where the company operates", stated Vladimir Yegorov, the Gazpromneft-Aero CEO.
Gazpromneft-Aero is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft. The company has been carrying out aircraft refueling and selling into-plane aviation fuel since January 1, 2008. Gazpromneft-Aero has been a strategic partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the supply of aviation fuel since December 2008.
Gazpromneft-Aero is the retail sales leader of the Russian aviation fuel market. The company employs technologies that ensure compliance with the highest level of fuelling operations safety: Green.
To date, Gazpromneft-Aero's foreign network spans over 140 airports worldwide.